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's that you attended and where the crowd sizes? guest: my first one was 1977, jimmy carter. i was a 20-year-old political science major and it was already on my bucket list to go to the inauguration. host: it was the last one on the east front of the capital. guest: absolutely. i think about the difference, maybe not so much the crowds. but it is the security situation. at that time, i stayed in a hotel on pennsylvania avenue. a friend had come with me. i think we just walked straight up pennsylvania avenue. i am not even sure we had a ticket. we stood behind the east front of the capitol and had a very good view. host: you could see the president directly. guest: absolutely. we were very close. after that, we just ran from the east front down it to pennsylvania avenue, a constitution, and watched the parade. so we got to see jimmy carter. he walked. we were so shocked and thrilled to see him do that, and part of the whole ceremony to me is the combination of pomp and populism. jimmy carter had that touch. host: professor lusane, you have written about african-americans in their american ex
president since jimmy carter has gotten out and hoofed it for at least part of the distance. our modern security age has placed some restrictions on that. let it be said that the city feels like a bit of a police state these last two days. erica hill is standing by at the newly renamed freedom plaza. erica, is everything locked down in advance of that behind you? >> it is fairly locked down. there is security to get into the area, brian. there have been a number of police officers, the park service police out all morning long going up and ask down. he would seen police, motorcycles, vehicles coming up and down. appearing to just sort of check on what's going on. people are, though, now starting to trickle into the area, to get their way into the stands here at freedom plaza. >> all right. willie geist is at the navy memorial. if you consider erica as our closest correspondent to when they make the turn at the white house, this puts willie a little closer to the capitol. good morning. >> good morning, brian. i'm about at the halfway point in this 1.2 mile stretch of road that takes us fr
.w. bush, aren't attending this inaugural. president -- former president bill clinton and jimmy carter are. we are waiting to see president clinton. stand by for that. also taking a closer look at the downside of winning another four years of the white house. it doesn't always go so well. the second-term curse, as some call it. that's coming up as well. first, though, inaugural flashback. >> let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. >> we all remember the phrase the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. but even more important than the phrase was the whole attitude that fdr had. he projected optimism and projected forward movement. people felt that's the mystery of leadership, that somehow the depression they were suffering, they weren't going to be alone anymore. they had a leader who was going to take care of it. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] g
will mention, when i was 12 years old, i was here at the inauguration of jimmy carter, the last inauguration on the east side of the capital. and then four years later, when ronald reagan was inaugurated on the west front. sometimes he is credited for making that change, but that change was in the world for quite awhile. it would have been on the west front with carter, later, had ts turn that different. the view on the east front, compared to the west front was not very good. the east front used to be a parking lot, and then you have homes. parking lot, streets, kind of like a little town. whereas, here on the west side, you can accommodate these immense crowds. and they can see something. >> of course, president obama's first inaugural was attended by over a million people, i believe, gathering on the mall. the expectations is it will be somewhere about half that tomorrow. that is typical of second inauguration's. they are not as well -- publicly attended as the first. i think it is because the country is not as excited, they know who you are, they have seen you. my friend, who was also a
: president bush 41 is just out of the hospital. i wonder if jimmy carter -- as well as bill clinton. -- host: he will be in attendance, as well as bill clinton. guest: that is a relatively new tradition. herbert hoover was invited to the kennedy inaugural in 1961. he was a very close friend to the president's father. the weather was so bad that he really could not get here. but he intended to be here. host: ronald reagan had the warmest and coldest inauguration days. guest: the great story about the weather -- william howard taft, who had this self deprecatory sense of humor -- there was a blizzard. he had too much sense of the ridiculous to be a politician. he said, i always thought it would be a cold day when i would be elected a president of the united states. host: how long was henry harrison's speech? guest: almost two hours. there have been efforts recently effect. -- recently to debunk teh direct auscause and effect. i do not know they have been successful. host: a caller on our independent line. caller: i want to bring attention to george washington's first inauguration. it was at a
companies to invest here is one of his priorities. >> there's former president jimmy carter and his wife. immediately before them, as you might have heard, melissa harris perry, jay-z. it's jay-z and beyonce is doing the national anthem. she did "america the beautiful" at the inaugural concert in 2009 but she will be at the main event singing right after the president's speech today. what you're looking at here, the motorcade here, the giant motorcade is heading into the immediate area of the inaugural platform outside the u.s. capitol. starting with ronald reagan in the 1980s, the inaugurations since then have all happened on the west front of the capitol, which is a very dramatic sight as you see there, looking down the mall toward the west front. there's an array of flags that will be on the stage. you can see there up in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, you see the five flags? the center flag is the american flag as it is now. the betsy ross flag is on the outside, the first one in, the second one and the fourth one, those are the flags that are not usually flown anywhere re
-span crew and a visual blog page all at c-span .org. jimmy carter was inaugurated in 1977. he defeated gerald ford. following president carter's swearing in he walked the entire length of the parade route in about 40 minutes. here's his remark from the podium which are about 15 minutes. >> are you prepared to take the constitutional oath? >> i am. >> place your left hand on the bible and raise your right hand. >> i will to the best of myability >> will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, property and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. [applause] >> for myself and for our nation, i want to thank my predecessor for all he has done to heal our land. [applause] in this outward and physical ceremony, we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our nation. as my high school teacher, miss julia coleman, used to say, "we must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." here before me is the bible used in the
of jimmy carter. on the east front of the capitol and i was here four years later when ronald reagan was inaugurated on the west front. it would have been carter'sen second inauguration if the election came out differently. but the viewing situation was not very good. the east front of the capitol used to be a parking lot. where as at the west front you can accommodate the immense crowds and they can see something. guest: i might add that president obama's first inaugural was attended by over one million people and the expectations will be half of that. i think that is typical of second inaugurations. they are not as well -- publicly attended as the first. i think it is because, you know, the country is not as excited. they know who you are. they have seen you a friend of mine was a writer for bill clinton i read something he said recently to say let us begin is more inspiring than let us continuing. i think that is a true point. host: let's go back to january 2005 as george w. bush was sworn into a second term. >> on this day prescribe bid law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate th
the turn on to pennsylvania avenue and then a slow crawl up to the white house. and jimmy carter was the first president back in 1977 who actually walked this route. last year, president obama as president bush did got out partway through and walked to the white house and we expect that's probably going to happen again. this parade will be about a mile and a half long, include all sorts of interesting floats and of course, fabulous marching bands from the u.s. military, some civilian ones as well. this all started back in 1801 with thomas jefferson had a little bit of a parade that was taking to the inauguration. 1909 with james madison is when the first official pred happened and i think as megyn pointed out to you yesterday, bret. perhaps the most infamous one was 1973 with richard nixon when he ordered the park service to spray all the trees with basically a form of bird be gone, it was called roost no more. and didn't want them on the parade goers, and the pidgeons ate it and they were falling on top of people because they were sick. >> megyn: more like live no more. >> live
eisenhower from 1957, harry truman from 1949, then john f. kennedy in 1961. george h.w. bush, jimmy carter and we'll wrap up the night with george w. bush's speech. see ten inaugural speeches from ten past presidents on c-span. >> up next senate his torn don richy gave a historical perspective on inaugurations describing how various treated the day and how so help me god became part of the ceremony. this is about an hour. >> now there is a phrase that journalists use a lot. it's called a go to guy. and i think you know what that means. it means somebody who knows a lot about something that the journalists can go to and get from that person reliable information. and there are not that many go to guys around. there are a lot of people in this town who have opinions. there are a lot of people in this town who are incredibly glib. but there are not that many people who are so fundamentally immersed in a subject. and an important subject that journalists and others, ack demics are attracted to that person. in my mind, the best example of a go to guy is our next speaker don richy. i've gone to h
't that wonderful? host: it is nice to hear. thanks for the comments. jimmy carter had 80 years old greeting supporters. l.l., everyone -- hello, everyone. this is my first time taking my day off to see the whole thing from the beginning to the end. i've never had a chance to see. i have this chance to see president obama in 2009. that time the republican president was there but this time i do not see him. host: president george h. of the bush is recovering from hospitalization. they took the day off because of the illness of the elder george bush today. next up is a call from michael who is watching as a in queens, new york. caller: hello. i am calling from jersey city. i want to remind people that the remind us about is up to us to work together and change the policies. we need to make sure we got to change what we're going to do. i will be calling harry reid's office tomorrow to ask and to change the filibuster rule. we have to make the move. i agree. i understand ipoem. -- the poem. it was beautiful. >> you are on. welcome. caller: i just want to comment that i find it very revealing tha
to other locations on capitol hill. from harry truman through jimmy carter, it was always on the east front of the capital. moved by the congressional committee to the west front in 1985, which is where it remains today. kansas, independent line, good morning. caller: i think it is amazing that we all want to complain about every penny that is spent in washington, d.c., because of the inauguration. this is something special that happens every four years. surely, surely, people, you can understand. if you have a wedding, you do not spend that every year. you wait and you spend a fortune. the inauguration is very special to people, we should sit back and relax. it is a big event for our country. like you said, people of other nations do not do this on a regular basis. we do. the cost might not be so expensive if we did not love our guns so much and paid attention to the fact that security is what is costing the big money. host: thank you for the call. this is an etching of the reviewing stand of when president mckinley was sworn in, in front of the white house. the long tradition of having th
as they move into their second term. and i want to talk about that in a second. but i saw jimmy carter yesterday, who helped you an awful lot in your book. and he's been known to not be a joiner, to sometimes be a bit morose. he seemed to be in really good spirits. i don't know if you saw the images yesterday. but he seemed to be in really good spirits yesterday. >> and he was the senior president on the platform there, because george herbert walker bush wasn't there. and he also was elected the president of the united states. he can be charming. it's not in his nature, but he can do it. he plaid the role of senior sort of president yesterday and i think he probably enjoyed that. and it was, of course, a festive moment. >> remember, also, there was a lot in that speech that carter would like. president carter was the first american president to really make a push on the environment, on environmental reform, famously put solar panels on the white house, that ronald reagan later tore down. but jimmy carter's vision of government is getting a little bit more of a second chance, i think, w
to the president. we just saw 88-year-old jimmy carter arriving on the scene. former presidents are almost always in attendance at these events, but today, george herbert walker bush and his son, george w. bush are not in attendance. the elder mr. bush has recently been released from a month-long stay in the hospital due to a respiratory ailment and so both bush families announced that they would not be able to attend because of the poor health of the elder george bush. the president after taking the oath of office will deliver his second inaugural address. following that, kelly clarkson will be singing "my country 'tis of thee." and these are the supreme court justices being led in, led by chief justice of the united states john roberts jr. who delivered the oath in 2009. here is the first lady as she is coming in to the capitol. as we mentioned earlier, she's wearig a dress and a coat by the american designer thom browne. navy blue we are told. there's justice sotomayor. nominated to the supreme court by president obama. she will deliver the oath of office to the vice president. justice elena k
hoover. now, jimmy carter's been ex-president for 32 years. and what he has done with that, as well. you see the crowds crossing pennsylvania avenue. everyone gathering. the president will be coming to the capitol, starting around 10:40. >> we are told, people are given much clearer directions this year about where they go, when they can cross. that security has asked that apps are guiding everybody. people were stuck in a tunnel four years ago, and couldn't get to their destination. >> 2 million people came to the mall. under 1 million this time around. you see the crowd right there. the president and the first lady are inside the white house right now. earlier this morning, we got the first glimpse of the first lady's fashion and the daughters', as well. we see mrs. obama, just before they went into the church, st. john's episcopal church. >> american designer, thom browne, and j. crew and kate spade for the girls. tim gunn has been watching with us. tim, tell us what you've seen so far. >> good morning, diane. good morning, george. i've seen a thrilling, thrilling morning, i have to s
saw the benghazi headlines and thought to themselves jimmy carter. >> during the course of covering the campaign, did you encounter -- do you encounter -- because you come from buzz feed -- sort after distance from the more, for lack ever a better phrase, more established national press corps? >> well, hi -- what i call the lindsay lohan mean girls treatment which -- you know -- lindsay shows up. >> wow. >> you know, people are intrigued. become part of the group. everyone is getting along. then the realization like oh, this journalist is from buzz feed. he is doing something different and the walls can go back up. but that's -- >> tell the truth about having drinks with the president. >> yeah. >> where did you get that idea? >> apparently they asked him why does he party more? he's fun to be around. >> they just don't want to report. >> it funny thing about that -- we were talking about it earlier, it is in the white house logs. you know, where the president flies to, where the president goes. it is a public record. i don't understand the -- >> well, what it came down to who contro
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